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New! Points to earn cash back for your referrals

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We are building a new system that will allow you to earn points for sending your extra booking requests to other owners.  We will be implementing this in the upcoming days. 

Basics: Each time you send a referral on VR Referrals, you will earn a point.  Points will count toward a cash back and you will receive payments from us for your referrals.

Create Invoices on VR Referrals and send them to your clients

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Vacation Rental Referrals newsUpdate: Jan, 2014: This feature is no longer offered

You can now create invoices on VR Referrals and send them to your clients.
Once you create your invoice you can print it, save it as PDF or email it. 
It's easy to create an invoice for your Vacation Rental.  Simply add your guest information and rates.  After saving your invoice you'll see icons to print, save as PDF or e-mail to your clients.
View an example of an invoice below (Please note that you can also copy/paste your logo)
We hope that you'll enjoy this new tool.
- VR Referrals Team

Upload UNLIMITED photos to your Vacation Rental Property Listing on VR Referrals!

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Vacation Rental Referrals newsPremium and Gold Members can now upload UNLIMITED number of photos to their Vacation Rental Listing pages!  Free or Basic Members can add up to 8 photos (instead of 4) to Vacation Rental Listings. 
Please log in to edit your listing and to add more photos of your rental property.  This might be a good time to update your property description and / or rates as well.
Detailed photos and descriptions are one of the most important keys to successfully market your vacation rental properties online.
Enjoy!!
- VR Referrals Team

We are Fighting Spam!

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Vacation Rental Referrals newsIt happens to all websites - visits from spam bots and spammers trying to post spam or send it through other forms.
When it first happened to us, we've implemented CAPTCHA (word verification) that many sites use.  Visitors had to complete the CAPTCHA before sending a message or adding a comment.  This system worked great against spam bots, but not necessarily against spammers.  Sure, we can always block such person from visiting our site again, but we did not like the fact that the message was sent and a member received it.  In addition, we were not happy with the fact that ALL visitors had to complete the word verification (CAPTCHA).
Last week we have implemented a new filtering system in order to avoid and block such messages - Mollom. If a message triggers the spam filter, it will not be sent.  Most of the time there will be no CAPTCHA challenge for the visitor to complete.  CAPTCHA will only appear if the filtering system is not completely sure that the submitted comment / message is spam (or completely sure that it's a good content).

Introducing Free Vacation Rental Classified Ads!

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Vacation Rental Referrals newsUpdate Jan 2014: This feature is no longer offered as it served no real additional benefit and simply created identical content as the VR listings.

Copy/paste photos from your website - add more images to your Vacation Rental Listing

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Vacation Rental Referrals newsUpdate Feb 2014, this feature is no longer being offered.  (Because of problems with final layout and general look of the listings, this is no longer being offered)
You can now copy/paste addition photos of your Vacation Rental into the description of your VR listing.
While uploading photos is limited to 8 (unlimited for Premium and Gold Membership) you can also copy/paste photos from your own website when editing or creating your vacation rental listing.
Copy paste up to 6 photos to add to the description or "Additional Information" section.
Note: We might edit the size of the copy/paste images if they are too large.

New! Get the latest Travel News and Homeowner Tips

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VR Referrals newsYou can now view and/or subscribe to the latest news related to Travel and Home from all over the web, right here on VR Referrals.
Latest Articles are added several times a day, so be sure to bookmark the pages or subscribe to the RSS Feeds.
Travel News and Tips , RSS Feed (Articles include latest travel tips, travel ideas, travel news and more)
HomeOwner News and Tips , RSS Feed (Articles include home owner tips, news, home decorating ideas, gardening tips and more)

Enjoy!

NEW! Add your Articles to VR Referrals! Free advertisement opportunity.

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Authors add your articles free

Do you like to write?
In addition to having your Vacation Rental listing and your own Blog to further market your Vacation Home, you can now add Articles to VR Referrals!
This new feature is available to all Vacation Rental Members (paid and free).
If you do not own a Vacation Rental, but would like to submit your articles to our site, you may do so by creating a Free Author Account.
Articles submitted must relate to Vacation Rentals and/or Travel.
View Article Guidelines
 
Benefits of submitting articles to VR Referrals include:
1. Free advertising
Your author bio (signature) can be used to promote your own website. In addition, you are allowed to add up to 3 links per article. Even if you don't have a website, your signature can include your business and contact information.

Facebook "Like" and Twitter "Tweet" Buttons added to your Listing pages and Blogs

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newsToday we added Facebook "Like" and Twitter "Tweet" Buttons to your Vacation Rental Listing pages and Blogs!
The "Like" button lets visitors share your content with friends on Facebook. When the visitor clicks the Like button, a story appears in the user's friends' News Feed with a link back to your Vacation Rental listing page, or your Blog post.
"Tweet" button lets visitors share your content on Twitter without having to leave the page.

NEW! Vacation Rental Owners can now have their own Vacation Rental / Travel Blog!

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VR Referrals Members update.
We have just added a new feature to VR Referrals - Members Blogs

We are excited to announce that VR Referrals Members (Paid Memberships only) can now have their own Blog on VR Referrals!
Having a Blog adds many advantages in promoting your Vacation Rental, especially if your Blog resides on a Vacation Rental Directory site.
Write as much and as often as you would like about your Vacation Rental by adding multiple Blog Posts.  Your Blog will have it's own unique name and URL address. 
You can edit your Blogs name and description by editing your profile page.
Once you activate/create your Blog, we will also link to it from your Vacation Rental Listing on VR Referrals.

Use your Blog to promote your listing, write about recent updates or changes to your rental property.